Jeffrey Alexander

Terraria gets Don’t Starve crossover in its latest update

Terraria’s latest update, 1.4.3, introduces an unexpected crossover with Don’t Starve Together, the hit indie survival game by Klei Entertainment.

In the crossover, players explore The Constant, a world seed inspired by Don’t Starve Together’s environments. Players can encounter mechanics, pets, weapons, equipment, emotes, and bosses new to Terraria.

Update 1.4.3 also introduces a plethora of improvements and bug fixes, including further optimisations for the Steam Deck. You can see all the patch notes here.

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NBA 2K22 arrives on Xbox Game Pass

NBA 2K22 is now available for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S with Xbox Game Pass.

The game features a MyTeam mode, and in the current season, Season 6: Zero Gravity, you can follow each round of the Playoffs and complete Agendas through the New Lifetime Agenda Groups. This will earn you Moment player cards from the winning teams as they accomplish each group.

In the game, you will build your dream team consisting of NBA stars and legends across any era and use them in MyTeam. The mode features the MyTeam Draft, offering a multiplayer mode where you pick a full lineup of Player Cards to assemble a team along with Triple Threat Online, which is a revamped take on the 3-on-3 mode.

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Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak gets a digital event with new gameplay info May 10

Capcom has announced a Monster Hunter Rise live stream that will be all about the upcoming Sunbreak DLC.

Announced on the official Monster Hunter Twitter account, the event will feature “exciting reveals of new gameplay info, monsters and more, in the next Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Digital Event!” It’s set for May 10 at 3pm BST/ 4pm CEST, and will be presented by director Yoshitake Suzuki.

Aside from what was mentioned in the tweet, details are pretty slim in terms of what we can expect from the event. Last month Capcom did confirm that Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak will be released on June 30. During that livestream, some new details were revealed about the DLC.

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Trolley Problem, Inc is a brilliant, funny, feel-bad indie gem out now on Steam

I imagine you’re all familiar with the concept of the Trolley Problem. You know the ethics-minefield thought experiment, right? A trolley barrels down railway tracks, hurtling towards five people. You stand in front of a switch which will change the trolley’s course, saving the five people – but killing one bystander on the other track. What do you do?

You know what you’re thinking already, of course. But does your decision change with context? If the only way to save the five is to physically push a person onto the tracks to force the trolley to stop, is that worse than pressing a button? What about if the five are knowingly trespassing on the tracks, against warnings – does that make them less worth saving?

As an ethical and philosophical study this quandary dates back to the sixties, but in recent years it’s a concept that’s been raised up from the land of professional philosophers to mainstream thought. It’s referenced often in TV, film, and books – and the study of ethics is the backbone of brilliant comedy series The Good Place. And now, we’ve got a video game based around this same concept.

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The Quarry: Supermassive Games Reveals It Has 186 Different Endings

The Quarry: Supermassive Games Reveals It Has 186 Different Endings

Supermassive Games’ next foray into horror, The Quarry, the studio’s spiritual successor to Until Dawn, is due out June 10. As we creep closer to the release date, more and more information about the title has come to light. 

Much of that comes by way of IGN, as The Quarry is this month’s feature IGN First game, and in a recent interview with director Will Byles, who also directed Until Dawn, it was revealed that The Quarry has 186 different endings. That’s quite a lot, and it sounds like players will be able to play through The Quarry dozens of times without having the same experience.

Here’s what Byles had to say in regards to developing a game with nearly 200 endings

“Those stories, as you kind of branch through, go wide and they start to come back in again. It’s kind of like the story itself is the variation, not always just the end. We worked out 186 different endings for these characters. Not just alive or dead [but] a whole variation of things like what could happen to them, but the stories that can happen are massively varied.” 

Continuing, Byles says big choices in the game are denoted as Path Changes. These drastically affect the game’s outcome, whereas smaller choices simply color the characters you’re playing as or change the context in which someone else talks about your characters or how they feel about them. You’ll also see a pop-up on the screen that tells you how your actions affect someone. 

To manage so many endings, Byles says separating the game’s characters in classic horror fashion makes it much easier because if something happens to someone that’s alone, it doesn’t affect everyone else, for example. However, he says that killing someone is binary – they’re either alive or dead. The choices that don’t result in death make the branching of The Quarry’s narrative so exponential, Byles reveals. 

We don’t have to wait long to check out some of these 186 endings because The Quarry hits PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on June 10. For more, read about how Supermassive Games wants to avoid problematic tropes in The Quarry, and then check out this story about how you can beat The Quarry without pressing a single button. Watch the first 30 minutes of The Quarry after that. 

Are you excited about The Quarry? Let us know in the comments below!

Nintendo Download: 28th April (North America)

Nintendo Switch Sports! Bugsnax! Parkasaurus!

The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it’s bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy!

Nintendo eShop – Highlights

Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, April 29th, $49.99) – Swing, kick, spike and bowl your way to victory in the Nintendo Switch Sports game, the latest sequel to the Wii Sports series! Play six sports – Soccer, Volleyball, Bowling, Tennis, Badminton and Chambara (swordplay) – built for players of all skill levels and with intuitive motion controls so that anyone can instantly have fun. With multiple options for multiplayer fun, family and friends can join in on the same system* or online.** Face opponents near and far to aim for the Pro League in each sport, obtain in-game rewards to customize your Sportsmate or Mii character and show up to Spocco Square in style! Plus, a seventh sport is planned to be added via a free update this fall; get ready to Golf!*** Nintendo Switch Sports will be available on April 29.

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

Pokemon Go Fest 2022 tickets are now available – here’s everything you need to know about the event

As you know, Pokemon Go Fest 2022 will take place June 4-5, and today, Niantic Labs has announced what to expect over the course of the weekend.

If you play Pokemon Go, you’ll have the chance to encounter the Mythical Pokemon Shaymin during the event. On the second day, a certain Pokemon will be making its debut in five-star Raids and to help you catch it, you will be able to acquire up to nine Raid Passes by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms.

Here’s everything you need to know about Pokemon Fest 2022:

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Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase dated for June 12, ignoring fact E3 is cancelled

E3 or no E3, video game news season is on the way, as Microsoft has announced the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase for this June.

Announced over on the Xbox blog, the event kicks off at 6pm BST/ 7pm CEST on June 12, so pretty much the same time it would have had E3 not died a slow death. “This show will feature amazing titles coming from Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda, and our partners around the world,” reads the blog post. The post then just kind of repeats that same sentence, but it does make a point of all the ways you can stream it, including the fact it will be available in over 30 languages.

Fans looking to be disappointed by the lack of any Elder Scrolls VI news can do so on YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, or TikTok, and Xbox even has a dedicated American Sign Language Twitch account. TikTok is definitely an interesting addition to the livestream lineup, proving the growing success of the app, particularly in the games sphere.

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